Spring has sprung and with the days getting longer and warmer, now is the time to concentrate on the exterior of your property and look at the issues put off over the cold, wet winter months.
Areas for consideration are fencing, roofing, paving, exterior paintwork, exterior of walls etc. Remember to call in professionals when a roof inspection is needed – never attempt to have a quick look off a ladder or other unsuitable equipment. Always keep health & safety at the forefront of your mind.
Roofing & Guttering
With the high winds, snow and rain of the winter months finally coming to an end, it is a good idea to have your roof inspected to make sure there are no loose tiles which could block gutters, fall on passers-by or cause other problems.
Now is also a good time to have your gutters cleared of winter debris and cut back any trees, shrubs or ivy which could cause future damage.
Walls and Paving
Take advantage of the drier weather and check walls for defective pointing, which can cause water penetration. Again, with Health & Safety in mind, paving should be cleared of slippery algae growth and sealed to prevent further growth.
It is time to think about any fencing you may have around your property – boundary fences, walkways etc. For security and health & safety purposes, any damage caused by adverse weather conditions should be repaired now.
With the wet weather coming to an end, think about sprucing up your fencing with a coat of paint, both for aesthetic and preservation purposes.
Start checking on the condition of exterior paintwork as well as the timber it is protecting i.e. window and door frames. Staff and customers alike will be raring to get out of the winter slump. A coat of paint will not only uplift the look of your premises, but also the spirits of those coming in and out!
Wooden window and door frames should be inspected for rot and repaired/replaced while the weather is dry.